Watchmen

2009 Action/Adventure Rated R

Watchmen

In Theaters March 6, 2009
On 4K UHD May 2, 2017
On Blu-ray July 21, 2009
On DVD July 21, 2009

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A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion--a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers--Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the Watchmen?

Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.

Box office gross: $107.5 million. View box office history.

Released by Warner Bros. See more credits.